Addison (name)

Addison (name)

Addison (a-ddi-son pronounced "AD-ih-sun") is a masculine and a feminine Old English given name derived from the medieval "Addie", a nickname for "Adam". Variants include Adisson, Adison, and Addeson. [cite web |url= |title=Addison - Name Meaning and Origin | |accessdate=2008-01-09]

Addison is also a Scottish patronymic surname meaning "son of Addie", a Scottish Lowlands nickname for "Adam". [cite web |url= |title=Addison Surname Origin | |accessdate=2008-01-09]

The popularity of the name for girls in the United States has increased in the last few years due to the character Addison Forbes Montgomery on the television program Grey's Anatomy and its similarity to the popular name Madison. In the 1980s, the name had some attention due to the character David Addison on the 1980s television series Moonlighting, who was often called by his last name.

People with the name Addison include:

Given name

Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Addison

gender =Male & Female
meaning ="child of Addie"
region =Old English
origin =
related names =Adisson, Adison, and Addeson
footnotes =

* Joseph Addison Alexander
* Levi Addison Ault
* Addison Bain
* Addison Baker
* Addison Kyler Alexander Bowers
* Addison Brown
* Clarence Addison Dykstra
* Addison G. Foster
* Addison Gardiner
* Augustus Addison Gould
* Margaret Addison Hall
* Addison James
* Addison Kelly
* Addison H. Laflin
* Addison Alexander Mackenzie
* Addison S. McClure
* Addison Mizner
* Ernest Addison Moody
* Addison Webster Moore
* Addison Niles
* Addison H. Nordyke
* S. Addison Oliver
* John Addison Porter
* Addison Pratt
* Addison Randall
* David Addison Reese
* Addison Richards
* Addison T. Smith
* John Addison Thomas
* Addison Timlin
* Addison Emery Verrill
* Addison White
* Addison Skaggs
* Addison Southerland
* Addison Tailford


Family name
name =Addison

pronunciation ="AD-ih-sun"
meaning =
region =Scotland
origin =
related names =

*Albert Christopher Addison (1862-1935), Author of five books
*Chris Addison (born 1971), English comedian
*Colin Addison (born 1940), English football player and manager
*George Augustus Addison (1792-1815), Indian author
*Joseph Addison (1672-1719), English politician and writer
*Lancelot Addison (1632-1703), English dean
*Miles Addison (born 1989), English football player
*Thomas Addison (1793-1860), English doctor of medicine
*Tom Addison (born 1936), professional American football player and labor leader
*Viscount Addison:
**Christopher Addison, 1st Viscount Addison (1869-1951), British politician
**Christopher Addison, 2nd Viscount Addison (1904-1976), British aristocrat
**Michael Addison, 3rd Viscount Addison (1914-1992), British soldier and educator
**William Addison, 4th Viscount Addison (born 1945), British peer
*Thomas Mackenzie (1854-1930), British-born Prime Minister of New Zealand, "the Addison of the North"


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